SUBANG JAYA (Sept 20): ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia (ExecuJet MRO), a business jet maintenance facility, is planning to build and relocate to a larger operation facility of about 100,000 sq ft to 150,000 sq ft from the current 64,000 sq ft at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang.
ExecuJet MRO Services Asia vice-president Ivan Lim said even though it is already the largest business aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support facility in the country, the expansion aims to widen the maintenance (hanger) area, accommodating from 10 to 15 long-range, large cabin business jets.
Currently, the hanger area can take up to 10 jets depending on their type and size.
"We target to open the new facility within the airport in 2021 or 2022, as well as increase our workforce to 80 people from 50 currently in line with increasing demand for work in the region.
"This is also to future-proof ourselves against the Subang Regeneration plan spearheaded by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB)," he told Bernama here today.
Under the Subang Regeneration plan, MAHB aims to position Malaysia as Asia Pacific’s MRO hub.
Lim said with the new facility, it will also have a paint shop and further establish interior workshops, integrating all its existing services as one-stop solutions for business jets.
"As an export-oriented service provider, our clientele include Southeast Asian countries, Hong Kong and China.
"We are also targeting Taiwan next year as the market is still untapped," he said, adding that 95 percent of its business comes from outside of Malaysia.
On the expansion cost for the new facility, Lim said it has yet to be ascertained as the company is still engaging with various stakeholders.
ExecuJet Malaysia is owned by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation, the maker of business jet series Falcon.